I dedicate this blog to comics in all forms, manga, autobio, superhero, art books, etc. And of course, since I need a challenge, I've decided that I'll read and write (short) reviews for 365 comics during 2015.
A great graphic non-fiction account of what happens after a woman has made the choice to have an abortion.
This topic obviously sparks debates whenever it is brought up, but this book doesn't focus on the controversial nature of the topic, but instead, and more helpfully, on the frightening, alienating process of undergoing either a surgical or medical abortion.
I like that the graphic is called, "A handbook for something hard." Hayes starts with seeking support. You are not alone, you don't have to go through this alone. That it needs to be said is a sad thing, but there it is, it's great that Hayes has created this guide that makes the process seem slightly less frightening and might help those going through an abortion feel less alone and more confident that they can get through it.
The illustrations are understated and lovely. The subtle use of color to highlight cheeks and noses lent an uncertainty to some faces and a comforting sense to others.
A very important graphic novel to have available in libraries.